Shop Helper (Stranraer)

  • VO46745


Food Train provides a low cost home delivery service of grocery shopping to elderly people who aren't able to get out and shop for themselves. Our volunteer shoppers shop from orders that customers have written. Effective checking of the order whilst shopping makes sure that our customers get what they want. Shoppers start at 9.30am in Morrisons, Stranraer and shop until the orders are finished - it usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Volunteer shoppers generally shop weekly or fortnightly.

Organisation aims and objectives

Food Train is a grocery shopping, befriending and household support service for older people assisting and enabling them to live at home independently for as long as they are able. Mission Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability. Vision We envisage our organisation as a ‘one stop shop' for older people - by providing services or helping them access services to help them live independently at home for as long as they wish and are able. Values we will respect our customers right to dignity, choice and independence in their later years we will deliver our services with flexibility, openness and a ‘can-do' approach we welcome diversity in volunteering and will respect and value the contribution made by our volunteers we will develop and value working relationships with a wide variety of community partners










2 hours per week or fortnight or occasionally


Experience required: Able to accurately and effectively work from a shopping list.
Travel details: Stranraer
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement of public transport fares; mileage paid monthly at 25p per mile.
Training details: Introduction to the task, ongoing support from area co-ordinator and other volunteers. Annual training day and other training as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago